BigBoy shake down run today

Keith Jul 8, 2021

  1. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Heard the BigBoy was supposed to make a shake down run from Cheyenne to Denver today, returning to Cheyenne Friday. Guess they didn’t get to far, from what I’ve seen, as I guess train had to be towed back to Cheyenne due to problem of sorts. Don’t know what, as I didn’t see anything as to what/why.

    Was hoping to get out and catch it at La Salle. Then I realized, I couldn’t because of Dr visit that they canceled!! And with truck acting up as it did, maybe it was a good thing I didn’t go anywhere!
     
  2. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    If 4014 ever comes around here again (it came through Albert Lea, 20 minutes away, in 2019) I won't miss it!

    I hope the problem wasn't too serious.

    Doug
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Maybe they will accidentally make a wrong turn and come into my vicinity.....
     
  4. sd90ns

    sd90ns TrainBoard Member

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    What Union Pacific did with this locomotive, that sat unprotected in the Sothern California climate for decades, would be like NASA going out and refurbishing and launching a "Saturn 5" moon rocket.

    Now if UP could get an SP Cab-Forward operational, all would be well in the world . . .
     
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  5. Keith

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    Apparently, what I read, and what actually happened, are 2 different things!
    Have seen photos and videos, as the train passed through Greeley, Ault and Nunn.
    Also a report from Brighton. So.......
     
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  6. BnOEngrRick

    BnOEngrRick TrainBoard Member

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    They were apparently testing a type of Positive Train Control so that the 4014 can lead without actually having the system on board the locomotive.
     
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  7. gjslsffan

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    Wow, I cant even imagine what kind of a PIA thats gonna be.
     

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